Inspections for New Construction?
Is it necessary to do hire a home inspector when you’re buying a new construction home? Well, I have a client right now whose closing was postponed while the builder trenches under the foundation to make a repair. The third-party inspector my client hired noted the master shower was slow to drain. Upon investigating it, the builder found a major drain line in the foundation was sloping upward. Better to find this out before closing so it can be fixed properly and with less inconvenience to the buyer. While a third-party inspection isn’t required for new construction, I certainly recommend it. Yes, there are municipal inspections related to permits, but they don’t cover everything. Most builders work well with third-party inspectors so don’t hesitate to get one. Most of the time the items found aren’t major, but occasionally there’s something quite significant.
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